Here’s The Reason President Buhari Fired His Chief Security Officer

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Nigeria's President Buhari speaks during a news conference after the Summit of Heads of State and Government of The Lake Chad Basin Commission in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Abdulrahman Mani, his chief security officer (CSO).

Mani was booted off over what has been described as “shady deals” in fixing appointments and for “undermining” the president.

TheCable reports that Mani committed various misdemeanours and “chief among which was a recent discovery that he was actually the one who leaked Buhari’s itinerary to Diezani Alison-Madueke when he travelled to London in May”.

It will be recalled that Alison-Madueke, then minister of petroleum resources, had also travelled on the same British Airways flight with Buhari, sitting in the same cabin and right behind the C-in-C.

It was alleged that she wanted to curry the favour of Buhari following a series of allegations of corruption against her.

A source who spoke with TheCable also revealed that Mani has been actively undermining the president, working against every value the president upholds and conducting himself in such a manner as to suggest that he is out to pull down the president.

Fired alongside Mani who was appointed Buhari’s CSO after the presidential election in March was Widi Liman, his administrative officer.

Mani and Liman have been redeployed to Ebonyi and Oyo states respectively.

Bashir Abubakar is the new CSO to the president.

He was until now an assistant director in the Bayelsa state command of the Department of State Service (DSS).



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  1. Whatever reasons you give that of Allison Maduakwe was a flop because it doesn’t hold founded facts. Can you imagine that they both enter in the same plane you believe that was the right place to discuss issues of corruption and what did PMB say he discussed with her while the plane. Please check points before publishing it

  2. I very sincerely doubt the president would fire his chief security officer over something as petty as telling a minister where he was flying, if that even happened.

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